NYC Harmony Run

Aug 19 2010, Queens, NY - All summer long the World Harmony Runners have been visting children in boroughs across New York City. 

Children from 24 recreation centers located in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx met with the team and held the torch. 

This sharing between the World Harmony Run and the children in the various summer camps culminated in an International Festival on Thursday August 19th in Flushing Meadow Corona Park.

1200 summer campers arrived and participated in an international festival with booths representing different countries where they played games, learned the word for harmony in that country's language and got their NYC Parks Department "passport" stamped.

Ashrita Furman was on hand to break a Guinness World Record for hopping one mile on a kangaroo ball.


24 exemplary campers received a Torch Bearer Award.

The theme for the festival paid tribute to the connection between the World Harmony Run and the UNESCO International Year for the Rapproachment of Cultures. 

The banner for the run this year has United Nations and UNESCO International Year for the Rapproachement of Cultures logo on it. This year 2010 supports cultural diversity and the coming together of people. It is said that NYC and Queens specifically is the most culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse location in the world.

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